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A Victorian Christmas at Woodlawn

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ELLSWORTH, Maine — Woodlawn is pleased to announce the 2011 A Victorian Christmas at Woodlawn. This year Woodlawn’s Christmas season offerings are sure to delight the whole family and to create lasting holiday memories. Inspired by the theme of a Victorian Christmas, a talented team of decorators has transformed Woodlawn’s interiors into a visual sensation of the Victorian era’s holiday style and tastes.

Visitors can see rooms decorated by designers Anne Reiter from Wallace Interiors and John Blake from M.M. Julz Christmas Shoppe as well as by members of the Bar Harbor Garden Club, the Bucksport Garden Club, the Ellsworth Garden Club, the Franklin Garden Club, and the Surry Garden Club.

These wonderful designers have installed spectacular Victorian era decorations throughout the museum. Each designer used realistic artificial greens and floral material to dress the museum with garlands, wreaths, fruit arrangements, topiaries and trees artfully placed amidst the original furnishings of the Black family home. Their creations are guaranteed to delight visitors of all ages. Visitors will also have the opportunity to hear a special audio tour presentation on the history of Christmas at Woodlawn and in New England.

Victorian Christmas at Woodlawn will officially open during a special Holiday Open House, on Wednesday, November 30 from 5-7 pm. It is an opportunity to see the beautifully decorated rooms in the evening, to mingle with friends, and to enjoy some light refreshments and holiday cheer. Space is limited and reservations are recommended. The cost of the Holiday Open House reception is $12 per person for members and $15 for non-members. All proceeds benefit Woodlawn.

The public can view the decorations and take the Christmas tour everyday from 10 am to 4 pm December 1-23. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children ages 5-12, under 5 admitted free. Group and school tours are also available by appointment.

Woodlawn will also offer Holiday High Teas on Wednesdays, December 7, 14, and 21 , at 3 pm. A special Holiday High Tea will also be offered on Sunday, Dec. 11. Come enjoy a delicious traditional high tea and admire the splendid holiday decorations throughout the house. As space is limited, reservations are required by calling the museum.

Sunday guests at A Victorian Christmas at Woodlawn can also enjoy the Woodlawn Farmers’ Market, the areas only four-season market. Guests will enjoy the best of fresh locally produced food and fine crafts every Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm. The market is the perfect place to get everything you need to prepare for the holidays. The Woodlawn Farmers’ Market is located in the Sleigh Barn adjacent to the parking lot.

The Woodlawn Store is the perfect stop for unique holiday gifts. Woodlawn’s own blend of beautifully packaged tea makes a special gift. The store also features Victorian games and ornaments, jewelry, hand made soaps, lithophane nightlights, greeting cards, plus many other items that make great stocking stuffers. The store is open daily from Dec. 1 to 23 from 10 am to 4 pm, or by special appointment. Museum memberships, always available for purchase in the Museum Store, make thoughtful gifts for friends and family as well as supporting Woodlawn. Remember, Woodlawn members receive a 10% discount off all purchases.

For more information about any of our special holiday tours, events, Museum Store hours, or to make reservations, please contact the museum at 667-8671 or email events@woodlawnmuseum.org.

For More Information:

Contact Name: events@woodlawnmuseum.org

Telephone Number: (207)667-8671

Website: http://www.woodlawnmuseum.org

Email: events@woodlawnmuseum.org